Cornish Cultural Hub Tewynblustri – Events

Cornish Cultural Hub Tewynblustri

Cornish Cultural Hub Tewynblustri

The Kowethas Ertach Kernow area of Newquay Museum, hosts The Celtic Lounge coffee bar. There are a number of  other organisations using the museum for heritage and other Cornish cultural activities.

The concept of utilising the facilities as a Cornish Cultural Hub enables multiple groups to share space and resources encouraging cooperation on projects and activities of mutual interest.

Some of these organisations already have a positive track record of collaboration with each other on projects, leading to many positive outcomes and benefiting Cornish cultural heritage.


Events are organised by the various groups involved with Cornish Cultural Hub Tewynblustri both individually and as a collaboration. We hope to share as many of these as possible and past events are archived at Cornish Cultural Hub Tewynblustri – Event Archive.

Blystra Arts - Cornish Cultural Hub Tewynblustri

Blystra Arts is a Newquay based performance art company who put on and create unique arts’ events and performances that are interactive, fun and accessible, designed to engage the whole community. Performance and visual art are the main art forms of the organisation. Blystra Arts is a Community Interest Company, with the main aim of the organisation to cultivate a positive image of Newquay both within Newquay, across Cornwall and to the rest of the UK.

They create community performance pieces and artwork themselves and with groups, as well as promoting other professional arts’ events within their community. Their projects and activities offer Newquay audiences a unique and quirky experience, using the arts to engage and work with groups that are disaffected, disadvantaged or not exposed to much arts and culture activity. Blystra is a collective of artists and practitioners.

Blystra Arts - Snapshots in Time

Celtic Lounge - Cornish Cultural Hub Tewynblustri

The Celtic Lounge also known as the Urban Kelt Coffee Shop is based in the Kowethas Ertach Kernow (Association for Cornish Heritage) gallery rooms at Newquay Museum. Here besides providing great coffee in a unique setting numerous events are hosted.

Music, spoken word, reading clubs and all manor of events including illustrated heritage talks provided by knowledgeable Cornish researchers, archaeologists, historians and those practicing a variety of Cornish culture.

Urban Kelt Coffee Shop - Where Strangers Become Friends
Tou Ki, at the Celtic Lounge a unique musical experience in Newquay
A very unique act at The Celtic Lounge organised by Urban Kelt in Newquay from Paris. Tou Ki consists of Amadou Diagne from Senegal and French-American Cory Seznec.
A chance encounter between buskers in the streets of Bath, England more than a decade ago would lead to a new musical adventure in 2020. This encounter planted the seeds of a future collaboration in their minds and a 13-track album where the kora dances playfully with and around the banjo and the guitar, the calabash and other percussion add powerful, driving beats, and silky voices entrance the listener.
Tou Ki Poster
Celtic Lounge - Sunday Vibes Sessions May 2022

Celtic Lounge Sunday Vibes Sessions

Sunday Vibes Sessions held at The Celtic Lounge in Newquay - These live mic events held Sundays from late afternoon into the evening.

Bring an instrument, your voice or sit back and enjoy. An opportunity for those new to performing to try out their music, new songs and perhaps learn from others with more experience with a very supportive audience in a friendly comfortable setting.

Sound Healing - Celtic Lounge - May
Newquay Museum - Newquay Old Cornwall Society - Kowethas Ertach Kernow
Newquay Museum - Newquay Old Cornwall Society - Kowethas Ertach Kernow

Newquay Museum - Cornish Cultural Hub Tewynblustri

Newquay Museum is run by volunteers from Kowethas Kernow Goth Tewynblustri (Newquay Old Cornwall Society). We collect, preserve and share knowledge, artefacts, photographs documents and carryout research about the districts historical and cultural heritage. The Newquay Old Cornwall Society areas of special interest cover Newquay and the surrounding parishes of Colan, Crantock, Cubert, St Columb Minor, St Eval, St Mawgan and St Newlyn East.

Museum partner Kowethas Ertach Kernow (Association for Cornish Heritage) have a gallery room which also hosts a Celtic themed coffee shop. There is a Cornish research room with a wide range of books to help answer any research or general enquiries about Cornwall and its historic and cultural heritage.

Newquay Jubilee Event

Again collaborating with our friends and partners at Newquay Library Newquay Museum will be holding an event at the Library on 4th June.

Adding to our existing display at the library with new project material we will be joined by friends from Cornish Cultural Hub Tewynblustri for a day of activity, music and fun.


Newquay Library Jubilee Event
Local History & Community Month 2022

Killacourt Newquay

Newquay Museum are looking forward to being part of a large group of Cultural organisations from Newquay who will be sharing their interests on the Killacourt on 21st May.

We look forward to sharing something of Newquay history and places of interest and also showing how this can be found online.

Newquay Library

Collaborating with our friends and partners at Newquay Library there will be an exhibition at Newquay Library throughout May.

This will look at various places around Newquay sharing there history and also teaching people how to use aspects of modern technology to enhance their lives.

Themes include

  • Development of early Newquay
  • Wreck and rescue around the coast of Newquay to 1900
  • Bakers Folly
  • The Banqueting Hall
  • The St Columb 'Edyvean' canal
  • Newquay Harbour Tramway
  • Treffry's Harbour of Refuge
  • The Coastguard Lookout and War Memorial


  • Cornish Place Names Project (Kernewek)
Sharing Cornwall's Cultural Heritage - Online (21st May 2022)